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Martin Luther King celebrations

January 19, 2014 · Updated 4:49 PM

Day of Service

The Orcas Island Community Foundation and Orcas Island Fire Department are offering a Day of Service program in honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, Jan. 20 from noon-4 at the Eastsound Fire Hall.  The community is invited to come to the Fire Hall and pick a community project to work on.  So far, the Funhouse, Friends of Moran, the School District, and Children’s House have projects ranging from clean up to roof repair.  There will also be a beach and road side clean up. Volunteers can contribute as little or as much time as they see fit.  For a complete list of opportunities, go to www.oicf.us.  If your organization has a project to add to the list,  contact the Orcas Island Community Foundation, 376-6423.

Orcas Island Fire and Rescue will be providing free CPR training throughout the event. This will be a half hour training focused on developing your comfort and skills with the new CPR protocols.

“We would love to train 100 people on the 20th,” say organizers. “It is an ambitious goal, but we are a remarkable community.  Help us make it happen. Working together, our community grows stronger and healthier.”

Poetry and music

Join hosts Sharon Abreu and Michael Hurwicz for a celebratory event honoring the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at the Emmanuel Parish Hall in Eastsound on Sunday, Jan. 19 from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.

This is a community event, free and open to the public. Donations to cover the rental of the space are welcome. Any donations beyond the cost of the rental will benefit two local nonprofits, Helping Hands Noramise and the Orcas Island Food Bank.

All are invited to bring a poem, song, personal thought, or short reading from one of Dr. King’s speeches to share. Snacks and beverages are welcome, and will also be provided. For more information, contact Sharon Abreu at 376-5773 or sharmuse@gmail.com.


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